venison recipes

Barbecue done right! It doesn't hurt to have some great sides, either.  (photo by Dan Schmidt)

How to Make the Best BBQ in a Smoker

I recently had the opportunity to try smoking for the first time — smoking meat for barbecue, of course! Seeing that we blew through all of our prime venison roasts this past winter and spring, I decided to break down and buy a Boston pork butt from the store (yes, I know, “blasphemy!”) for the...

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Grab a Spoon and Your Appetite for This Hearty Venison Stew

A hearty venison stew is one of the best things we can enjoy during autumn and winter, especially one with flavor and enough hearty deer meat to stick to your ribs. This recipe from Fran Tenakee comes from the Alaska Fish & Wildlife News and sounds like a doggone winner. Whether it’s from our...

Two Bean Venison Chili

Fantastic Two Bean Venison Chili Offers a Kick

Eric Myers was stuck at home in Minnesota last December while workers took care of an emergency problem with his furnace, so he decided to head to the kitchen for some cooking therapy. Yeah, cooking therapy. You know what that is, right? When you just need to do something in the kitchen, relax, think...

Tacos Carnitas can be made with shredded beef, like these, or venison if you have some deer meat in the freezer. They're great! (Photo: Jess Lander/Wikipedia)

4 Great Slow-Cooked Venison Tacos You Must Try

When we found out that Oct. 4 is National Taco Day, well, it just was a perfect time to revisit some of our favorite dishes for slow-cooked venison! Tacos and burritos are fantastic ways to enjoy your venison. Whether you use ground venison with special herbs and spices or slow-cooked shoulders, necks and rump...

If you don't have any venison just yet, try out Scott Leysath's recipe with beef. (Photo courtesy of The Beef Checkoff - wwwBeefItsWhatsForDinner.com)

Ready for a Creative, New Way to Prepare Your Venison?

We’re never too big on Cream of Mushroom as a go-to for venison dishes, often seeing hunter-chefs resort to some worn out recipe that’s just not good. “Prepare venison, put into slow cooker with giant can of Cream of Mushroom and favorite herbs, cook the snot out of it and then eat it with...

Deer seasons are open and venison chili is a favorite because it's easy and delicious. If you don't have any venison yet, practice with beef and enjoy. (Photo: Kraft)

Venison Chili: Flavorful Dish Comes From the West

Venison chili is a favorite of many hunters. It’s easy to make, you can use ground or chunked venison, and it is so doggone versatile it’s not even funny. Make it mild or hot, spoon it out of a bowl or eat on cornbread or spaghetti, beans or no beans … so many options. Brad Fresch,...

Venison cheese

Savory, Cheesy Venison Burgers Sound Great Anytime

Venison burgers have no season when they’re in or out, unlike a stew or soup that is more favorable for chilly nights or a cold day at deer camp after a morning hunt. Burgers are great whether you fire up the grill and slap a hearty man-sized slab of venison burger on it or...

Tacos Carnitas can be made with shredded beef, like these, or venison if you have some deer meat in the freezer. They're great! (Photo: Jess Lander/Wikipedia)

Venison Machaca One of the Best Dishes Ever?

Earlier this year my wife and I were in Nashville on the final day of the CMA Music Festival, taking in the sights along Broadway Street, the main drag through the city, and enjoying the day. We I turned up 2nd Avenue and found Nashville Street Tacos, which opened earlier this year. It’s a tacos ‘n...

Venison Loin

Eight Ways You Can Help Lend a Hand!

  September is “Hunger Action Month” and The Sporting Chef, Scott Leysath, renowned chef for anything with fins, feathers or fur, provides steps to offer support to those one in six Americans who struggle with hunger every day. Hunger Action Month is a nationwide campaign mobilizing the public to take action on the issue of...

Stacy Harris, who created this venison tenderloin, and Scott Leysath both enjoy the ease of preparing this dish, which is fantastic for you and your family. (Photo: Stacy Harris, GameandGarden.com)

Venison Roast is Great With Oven Roasted Okra, Veggies

A great venison roast or other deer goodies is a joy to prepare and eat during and after the season, but it’s always good to have some scrumptious side dishes with it. My wife and I were late to the game but we got turned on to roasted vegetables last summer. I guess that’s...